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By Brain Waves Instruction
Teaching poetry reading and analysis doesn't have to be intimidating or overwhelming. This poetry unit makes interpreting and analyzing poetry very accessible! In this CCSS-aligned poetry unit students will closely read five poems from diverse
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Poetry
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.5
$6.99
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Studying figurative language makes students better readers and writers! In this unit students will define, interpret, write, read, and analyze six types of figurative language: simile, metaphor, personification, onomatopoeia, alliteration, and
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Unit Plans, Activities
CCSS:
L.4.4, L.4.5, L.5.4, L.5.5, L.6.4, L.6.5, L.7.4, L.7.5
$6.99
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Celebrate Veterans Day in a meaningful and engaging way! This resource includes two activities. One activity is a Fact Hunt and Veterans Day Doodle Infographic. The other activity is an acrostic poem. With these activities, students will learn
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Poetry
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
RI.4.10, RI.5.7, RI.5.10, RI.6.7, RI.6.10, RI.7.10, CCRA.R.10
$3.50
566 ratings
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This Poetry Writing Unit provides students with a deep understanding of the poetry genre as they read and write poetry. In the eleven-day unit, students write ten different types of poetry. (That means that there are plenty of opportunities to
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.4, RL.6.5, RL.6.10, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.10, CCRA.SL.6, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.5...
$14.99
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Save with this Poetry Writing, Reading and Analyzing Bundle!Combined, the two units include 16 days of instruction! Both units can be easily combined, taught separately, or spread out through the duration of a school year.POETRY WRITING UNITThis
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.6, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2...
$21.98
$18.99
223 ratings
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This Doodle and Do resource is designed to help students learn about growth mindset. First, students will read a nonfiction passage about growth mindset (created in a doodle-style). While reading the doodle article, they’ll answer questions and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Poetry
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.10, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.6
$4.99
176 ratings
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Interactive Poetry Writing: This Common Core State Standards aligned Hands-On Poetry Writing Unit contains 5 super engaging, super interactive, and super educational poetry writing lessons. Each lesson is designed to help students interact with
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Activities
$8.99
165 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This winter, help your students cozy up to five winter poem studies in this engaging 5-day Poetry Analysis Unit. Take all of the intimidation out of teaching and analyzing poetry with the Interactive Flip Books designed for each poem. Each flip
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Activities
$6.99
180 ratings
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This is an extremely detailed, CCSS-aligned unit. Student read and analyze the poem "Casey at the Bat" by Ernest Lawrence Thayer. It is designed to help students analyze what the poem says explicitly as well draw inferences from the text.
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Literature, Poetry
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Activities
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.5.6, RL.5.10, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.4, RL.6.6, RL.6.10...
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This extremely detailed five-day unit is a close reading of "The Highwayman" by Alfred Noyes. It is designed to help students analyze what the poem says explicitly as well as draw inferences from the text. Students will determine the poem’s theme
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.7.2, RL.8.4
$8.99
109 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Help students learn about Maya Angelou and analyze her poem, “Life Doesn’t Frighten Me,” with this incredibly engaging “Doodle and Do” resource. Perfect to teach during Women's History Month! Designed with doodling, interaction, and creativity in
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.4.5, RL.4.6, RL.4.10, RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.5...
$4.99
114 ratings
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Celebrate the spring season with five spring-themed poems in this hands-on and engaging 5-day poetry analysis unit. Each spring poem study includes a 5-page interactive flip book that helps students deeply understand the poem. As students progress
Subjects:
Reading, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Printables
$6.99
120 ratings
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Help students learn about Langston Hughes and analyze his poem, “Harlem” or “Dream Deferred,” with this incredibly engaging “Doodle and Do” resource. Designed with doodling, interaction, and creativity in mind, you’ll find a Doodle Article about
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.4, RL.5.5, RL.5.6, RL.5.10, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.4, RL.6.5, RL.6.6...
$4.99
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By Brain Waves Instruction
If you’re looking for the most fun and engaging way to teach students about different poets and poetry analysis, then you’re going to LOVE this set of Poet and Poem Studies! They’re designed with doodling, interaction, and creativity in mind!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.4, RL.5.5, RL.5.6, RL.5.10, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.4, RL.6.5, RL.6.6...
$19.96
$17.99
87 ratings
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Don’t you just love a unit that kills two (or a ton of) instructional birds with one stone? Well, this Drama and Fable Study does just that! It’s a 7-day unit designed around Aesop’s fable “Ant and Grasshopper,” and in it students will read
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Activities
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.6, RL.5.2, RL.5.10, RL.6.3, RL.7.4, RL.8.5, W.5.10, SL.6.1, SL.7.4, L.7.6
$8.99
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This Doodle Vocabulary resource will introduce your students to 36 words associated with poetry. Students will not only learn the new vocabulary words, they’ll also showcase their learning with doodles! A poetry vocabulary quiz is included! This
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Poetry
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Minilessons
CCSS:
L.5.5, L.5.5a, L.5.5b, L.5.6, L.6.5, L.6.5a, L.6.6, L.7.5, L.7.5a, L.7.6, L.8.5...
$4.99
56 ratings
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Make teaching summer school a breeze with this multi-unit journey-themed resource. Every ELA summer school lesson you'll need is included!Lead students through a six-week instructional journey as they investigate journeys in the form of a short
Subjects:
Reading, Poetry, Summer
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Activities
$32.96
$27.99
66 ratings
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Bundle
By Brain Waves Instruction
This five-day unit is a perfect way to teach students to effectively analyze poetry and write original poems as well.In this unit students will read and analyze three famous poems with the common theme of journeys. During each lesson, students will
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Activities
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.4, RL.5.6, RL.5.10, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.4, RL.6.6, RL.6.10, RL.7.1...
$7.99
60 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Celebrate the autumn season with five autumn poem studies in this hands-on and engaging 5-day poetry analysis unit. Each autumn poem analysis is accompanied by a 5-page interactive flip book that helps students deeply understand the poem. As
Subjects:
Poetry, Autumn, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Activities
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.5.2, RL.6.4, RL.7.5, RL.8.10, W.4.9, W.5.10, SL.4.1, SL.6.6, L.6.1, L.6.6...
$6.99
60 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Save with this bundle of 3 writing units. The bundle includes a Narrative Writing Unit, a Fable Writing Unit, and a Poetry Writing Unit. Together they span 31 days of instruction!Great news! These writing units include a traditional PDF version of
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.5.5, RL.5.6, RL.5.10, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.4, RL.6.5, RL.6.6...
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have over ten years of teaching experience at the middle school level. I’ve spent my career enthusiastically teaching English Language Arts, Reading and Writing Lab, Creative Writing, British Literature, and Social Studies. I have had the opportunity to teach internationally in Belize, England, and Africa. Leadership opportunities have allowed me to train and mentor teachers implementing programming and instruction. I’m passionate about instruction. In fact, I’ve had the opportunity to originate a Step Ahead Summer Program, an elective Creating Writing course, interdisciplanary curriculum for the Regional Summer School Program, and I even proposed, created, and implemented a Reading and Writing Lab course that was adopted school-wide to address students’ academic needs.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My teaching philosophy is all about creating engaging learning environments and differentiated instruction to maximize student achievement and learning. I believe in creating challenging and rigorous lesson plans that can be delivered in positive and fun ways so that students can find joy in learning.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

--- Co-authored “Assessment Motivation Program” published in the April 2012 issue of “Middle Ground” --- Presenter on 21st Century Leadership at an Educational - Partnership Principal Retreat --- Asset Award Winner --- Teacher of the Year nominee

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

--- B.S. Ed. Elementary Education with Middle School Extension in English Language Arts --- M.S. Ed. Elementary Education --- Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Leadership

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

When I'm not busy dreaming up new curriculum, I love hanging out with my husband and our two fun boys.

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